Bespoke Sightseeing Tours in Liverpool
Liverpool is such a diverse place and it’s a shame really that sometimes it is too easily identified as just the Beatles or the Football when in fact it has so much more to offer.
When we visit a new region for the first time we generally look for a quality guided tour with a Tour Guide or a tour company with great trip advisor reviews. That’s what you get with Brilliant Liverpool Tours sightseeing around the city perhaps booking a private guide for a walking tour and using a Liverpool Sightseeing bus to really get in to the heart of the city.
Here of some of our favourite things to do during a minibreak in Liverpool and do you know that Liverpool is only 45 minutes away from Medieval Chester or 90 minutes away from North Wales!
Radio City Tower Tour
This has to be Liverpool’s best kept secret, its fully accessible and has the friendliest staff. If this tower was anywhere else in the world you would queue for hours yet you can arrive at reception and be whisked up to the top 138m above the city with views out to North Wales. You can do the double with this tour and combine it with the daily Liverpool Beatles Walk which starts at 10.30am. https://brilliantliverpooltours.rezdy.com/catalog/163207/beatles-walk
Baltic Market & lunch at Fodder!
This is our newest hidden gem, a food market on Thursday or Friday evening or all weekend on Saturdays, trendy cafes’ open all week, shops and trendy indoor markets selling period clothes and musical instruments, this is all in an area called the Brewery Village in the former Caines Brewery. Fodder is our favourite place for lunch with vegetarian and meat versions of Liverpool’s traditional dish called Scouse.
Made famous by the song Ferry Cross the Mersey written by Gerry Marsdenhttps://genius.com/Gerry-and-the-pacemakers-ferry-cross-the-mersey-lyrics
This is an unmissable river cruise and its probably the best hour you can spend in Liverpool arriving back in to the city with breath-taking views of the Iconic waterfront with its Liver Buildings and the World’s fifth largest Cathedral dominating the skyline.
Old Dock Tour
You can book tickets for this from the Maritime Museum at the famous Albert Docks. This tour takes you underground the John Lewis Department Store in the new Liverpool One Shopping and Retail area. You will see the original walls of the World’s first commercial wet dock built in 1712 and from which much of Liverpool’s wealth was gained for the next 100 years of the Slave Trade. We are not proud of this heritage but it is a matter of fact and the tour can be combined with a visit to the International Slavery Museum at the Maritime Museum.
William Brown Street (there is a stop here from the open top bus tour)
The oldest part of the Liverpool which was once a fishing creek, now the home of the World Museum, awesome Victorian Round Reading Rooms, Walker Art Gallery and St Georges Hall. This area has recently been used as a filming location for the new Hollywood film Tolkien.
Hope Street (there is a stop on the “Hop on Hop off” bus tour)
In the heart of the Georgian Quarter this is an easy walk on level ground from the Victoria Gallery and Museum past the Catholic Cathedral, take some time to find the birth place of John Lennon, then visit the Stirling prize winning Everyman Theatre, newly refurbished art deco Philharmonic hall, “Baker Street” in the Sherlock Holmes film and on to the Anglican Cathedral itself with a magnificent tower tour. Before making your way back down the hill through the largest Chinese Arch outside of mainland china to the Baltic Quarter and Liverpool Waterfront.
MerseyTravel – Rail
You can visit our favourite place on the opposite side of the River Mersey at Hamilton Square in less than 15 minutes using the underground from Liverpool. This is a quiet and safe way to travel. Hamilton Square has breath-taking views of Liverpool and it’s a 10-minute walk from there to Birkenhead Priory and you can even take a short Heritage Tram Ride to the Transport Museum.
Port Sunlight is around 20 minutes on the train and this village is unmissable it was built for the workers of the Sunlight Soap workers at the end of the 19th century and has a magnificent museum and you can also visit the lady Lever Art Gallery.
Chester is around 45 minutes by train and is best enjoyed by booking a guide for a short walk along the walls, visiting the cathedral and shopping in the medieval rows and taking photos of the UK’s second most photographed clock.
North Wales, York & the Lake District are both around 90 minutes to 2 hours’ drive and are easily achieved as day excursions from Liverpool. You can book private tours from Liverpool and there are lots of other ideas on Brilliant Liverpool Tours Website.
Book a guide
Using a qualified guide or booking a tour in Liverpool will help you to fit in much more than you could possible do in a day on your own and your fun tour guide will bring your whole visit to life.